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Rugby roundup: Bath have last word at Leicester on day of thrillers

• Bath clinch sixth with 32-31 comeback win at Welford Road• Sale edge past Gloucester 46-41 in 13-try feastRhys Priestland’s dramatic late conversion completed a stirring comeback for Bath, who clinched sixth place in the Premiership with a thrilling …

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s weekend action

Piers O’Conor and Mat Protheroe step up for Bristol, Newcastle left down and out while leaky Leicester require urgent repairsA third Premiership try of the season for Charles Piutau against Sale on Friday night, in what was his ninth league start of th…

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Geordan Murphy can take a lead from Harlequins and Northampton new men | Ugo Monye

Paul Gustard and Chris Boyd have managed to turn two ailing Premiership clubs around this season – Leicester, take noteWhen I look at Northampton and Harlequins I see two teams at the same stage of their journey. Both were coming to the end of dreadful…

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Semi Kunatani helps boost Harlequins’ play-off hopes in scrap with Leicester

• Harlequins 23-19 Leicester• Danny Care and Kunitani score tries in narrow victorySo Newcastle live to fight another day, or conceivably another fortnight if they can somehow beat Gloucester with a bonus point at Kingsholm on Saturday. There were mome…

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The Breakdown | Leicester need an overhaul – is Michael Cheika the man for the job?

Whatever the outcome of the Folau hearing, Michael Cheika is leaving Australia in six months, and the Tigers are in need of revitalisationIsrael Folau’s future in rugby union will be determined by a tribunal sitting in Sydney this weekend. The three-st…

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend’s action

Pat Lam’s Bristol are looking up, Worcester secure their status and Saints are grateful to the ever-ready Dan BiggarIs it possible to qualify for a semi-final too early? Exeter find themselves killing time between now and 25 May, the date of the Premie…

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Leicester Tigers blow chance to secure survival as Bristol earn late win

• Leicester 20-23 Bristol• Will Thacker’s late try denies his former club victoryA gusty wind swirled around the ground. It served us a metaphor for Leicester’s season, blown so off course that they still have to secure their Premiership status with tw…

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s weekend action

Billy Vunipola needs Farrell’s ruthless focus, Cipriani’s patience boosts Gloucester and Saints reaping rewards of faith in youthOne topic did rather dominate the conversation at Ashton Gate. And the booing. This looks as if it will be a new reality fo…

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Tigers eke out dramatic win and lay platform for Premiership survival

• Newcastle 22-27 Leicester• Gutsy Falcons face mountainous task to beat the dropOn a cold, uninviting night in the north-east, Leicester finally awoke to the seriousness of their situation by eking out a victory which should lay the platform for Premi…

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Toby Flood: ‘Leicester are lacking confidence and a bit of ambition’

Falcons’ fly-half is still friends with the Tigers head coach but has kept his distance as they prepare for crucial relegation battleToby Flood could take no more. The east Midlands derby last month was half an hour old but the former Leicester fly?hal…

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The Breakdown | No one feels Leicester are too good to go down – Tigers have lost their way

Leicester’s rapid turnover of coaches has left the players and club with an identity crisis as they battle Premiership relegation for the first timeWhen Leicester sacked Dean Richards at the beginning of 2004, the reaction was seismic. Not only had 23 …

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Tom Youngs given three-week ban and will miss Newcastle showdown

• Youngs also out of Bristol and Harlequins matches• Israel Folau investigated over social media postsThe Leicester captain, Tom Youngs, has been ruled out of the relegation showdown with Newcastle on Friday after receiving a three-week suspension for …

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Gloucester hold their breath over Danny Cipriani’s fitness for derby with Bath

• Charlie Sharples and Tom Hudson also face battle for fitness• Leicester’s Youngs faces disciplinary hearing on WednesdayGloucester are waiting on scans to see if Danny Cipriani will be fit for Saturday’s West Country derby against Bath at Kingsholm.T…

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Only Exeter in the black as Premiership Rugby racks up £50m in losses

• Twelve of the 13 clubs record increased deficits• Chiefs banked a profit of £533,000 in year to June 2018Premiership clubs lost nearly £50m between them in the last financial year with only the leaders, Exeter, recording a profit. Worcester, who came…

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s weekend action

Bath’s Jonathan Joseph did his England chances no harm at all, Exeter had the look of Premiership champions against Leicester and things are starting to get serious at the bottomJonathan Joseph has been back from his long injury layoff for a while but …

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Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership’s weekend action

Bath’s Jonathan Joseph did his England chances no harm at all, Exeter had the look of Premiership champions against Leicester and things are starting to get serious at the bottomJonathan Joseph has been back from his long injury layoff for a while but …

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Leicester ‘haven’t been good enough’, admits George Ford, after Exeter loss

• Leicester lost 52-20 at home to the Premiership leaders• Tigers could be bottom if they lose to Newcastle next weekendLeicester are English rugby’s most successful club in terms of honours, having won 20 major titles, but they could find themselves b…

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Tom Youngs dismissal sums up Leicester Tigers’ torment in Exeter rout

• Leicester 20-52 Exeter• Captain sent off as fallen giants side suffer ninth defeat in 12Leicester’s torment goes on. After conceding their highest number of points in the Premiership era, and suffering their ninth league defeat in 12 matches, they co…

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George Ford and Dan Cole battle to lift burden of tradition off Leicester

Former champions need to move with the times or the nightmare of Premiership relegation could become a realityEvery great sporting dynasty hits the buffers at some stage. Brazil football, Wigan rugby league, Australia cricket: a glorious past does not …

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Geordan Murphy confident Mike Ford can give limping Leicester ‘a bit of a kick’

• Former England coach can help ease relegation fears • Leicester five points off bottom with five games leftGeordan Murphy believes his coaching recruit Mike Ford will give Leicester “a bit of a kick” and help the struggling former champions avoid the…